COACH MORETT ON MARVEL: "Bethany has played all over the field for us ever since she got here. She started out in the back, moved into the midfield line, and then we actually played her on the forward line a little bit last year. We really feel that Bethany is going to be the girl who takes the ball to the circle for us and creates more of our scoring opportunities throughout the year. She has tremendous, quick stick skills and can get a shot off from the forehand or the backhand side."
AS A SENIOR IN 2009: Game-By-Game Statistics
AS A JUNIOR IN 2008: Finished the season with 10 points (4g, 2a), one of seven Nittany Lions to finish in double figures in scoring ... Was named Second Team All-Big Ten ... Also had three game-winning goals to tie for the team lead ... Converted 25 percent of her shots (4 of 16) ... Started all 18 games that she played in ... Was credited with an assist vs. Michigan (10/26) ... Opened the scoring with a goal at 2:59 vs. Lafayette (10/1) ... Scored the game's only goal in 1-0 road victory against No. 16 Ohio State (9/28) ... Had an assist against Georgetown (9/19) ... Scored two goals against Temple (9/10) ... Was named to the NFHCA All-Mideast Region Second Team and was an Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... Was also named to the NFHCA National Academic Squad for a third consecutive year ... Was named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar which honors those students who earn a 3.7 GPA or better for the academic year.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2007: Started all 24 games ... Moved up to the midfield after playing back as a freshman and also saw some time at forward ... Tied for fifth on the team in goals (5) after not scoring any goals in rookie campaign ... Recorded the first Penn State hat trick in over a year when she scored three goals at Bucknell (10/23) ... More than doubled her career goal total in that game, which was also the only Penn State hat trick of the year ... Put 16 of 17 shots on goal (94.1 percent) ... Recorded first-career goal and also had an assist vs. Northwestern (9/30) ... Scored second goal of the year vs. Michigan State (10/14) ... Recorded hat trick on just three shots, including the game-winning goal at Bucknell ... Took one of Penn State's three shots vs. North Carolina (11/18) in National Championship Game ... Named Academic All-Big Ten and to the NFHCA National Academic Squad for the second straight year.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2006: Played in all 22 games and started 21 of them ... Was the only freshman to play in every game ... Started the first 16 games of the year before coming off the bench in the final regular season contest (Senior Day) in favor of senior Chase Bacon ... Part of a defense that led the Big Ten in goals against average (1.12), shutouts (8) and goals allowed per game (1.14) and that finished second in fewest goals allowed (25) ... Defense also ranked fifth nationally in goals against average and ninth in shutouts per game (0.36) ... Made a defensive save vs. Ohio (8/28) ... Had one shot on the year, which came vs. Northwestern (10/20) ... Named to the NFHCA National Academic Squad.
HIGH SCHOOL: Scored 21 goals senior year to lead the Indians to a 17-4-1 record ... Named First Team All-State as a senior ... Honored as Bucks County Courier Times Player of the Year in 2005 ... In 2004, was named a Second Team All-State and First Team All-Southeastern PA selection ... Led Council Rock North to league championship in 2003 ... Won pool at National Hockey Festival in 2005 ... Also won pool at 2006 Indoor Nationals ... Participated in the National Futures Tournament in 2004 and 2005 ... Part of Futures from 2003-06 ... Also played lacrosse.
PERSONAL: Full name is Bethany Lee Marvel ... Born on May 8, 1988 in Abington, Pa. ... Parents are Lee and Sue Marvel ... Has three siblings, Amy (28), Kim (26) and Lee (17) ... A member of the National Honor Society ... Majoring in marketing and information system management ... Minoring in international business.
CAREER STATISTICS Season GP-GS G A Pts. Shots GWG 2006 22-21 0 0 0 1 0 2007 24-24 5 1 11 17 1 2008 18-18 4 2 10 16 3 2009 20-20 0 0 0 15 0 Career 84-83 9 3 21 49 4
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